In doing my research, I learned things about candles that I didn't know. One of the first was candles that had wooden wicks. Wooden wicks stood out since I've only come across cotton wick candles. I wanted to know the difference between the two and found out that wooden wicks make this excellent crackling sound, which is soothing and relaxing. It sounded like a campfire and at other times sounded like rain. I knew I wanted to use these for the candle. The next thing to look at was wax. I never knew that candles had different waxes, with each one having its advantages. When looking for a wax, I wanted something non-toxic, eco-friendly, and premium in its quality. This lead to me learning about coconut wax. I've always had a soft spot for anything coconut-based and chose this for the wax. With having this, I researched to see what went into making a candle. While researching, I also spent some time thinking about branding. Branding is what sets businesses apart, and I knew this from my past experiences and education. With branding, I wanted something that felt natural for me and exciting. The idea of travel came up since it's something that I love to do and gets people excited. I've been traveling ever since I was a baby and knew the joy that it brought me. The exciting feeling you get at the airport and the build-up of boarding the plane to visit a distant land. I knew my brand had to represent this and finalized this as a theme. Now I could go back to making the candle. Youtube and google helped me with what I needed to know to make candles. Next, I ordered different fragrances to test and create candles. This testing was the fun part but also the most important. I found some fragrances I liked and had some friends smell them. This lead to a couple of scents that I wanted to do with me selecting one of them. The scent chosen is the one used in the HAV - Havana, Cuba Candle. Havana was chosen as a first destination mostly because of the fragrance. The smell is one of coffee, and Cuba is known for growing coffee. There were other contenders, but I wanted to save them for different fragrances. The HAV - Havana, Cuba candle is a candle that I enjoy but that I also hope you will enjoy.